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Using Recalls to Your Advantage

A recent article in Auto Remarketing reports how Penske Automotive Group is using recalls to increase their service business through recall work, but also as an opportunity to sell more vehicles. “I think recall business…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 22, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

Dealer Currency Helps Grow Gross Revenue on Every Sale While Retaining Customers

I recently had the pleasure to work with a very innovative dealer who implemented the concept of “dealer currency” in his dealership with great success. Dealer currency allows you to eliminate cash discounts on sales (in both Variable & Fixed Ops) by instead issuing a form of “dealer dollars,” redeemable anywhere…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Receives Platinum Award in Auto Dealer Monthly's Dealers' Choice Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – May 18th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has received a Platinum award in the 2015 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the second time that Auto/Mate has received a top ranking in the publication's annual award program, which recognizes the industry's best product and service providers. Winners of the Dealer's Choice…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 18, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

In Marketing, Consumers Want to Know What is In It For Me

People aren’t watching your commercial or video because they want you to sell them your product. They’re watching because they want you to sell them a solution.

 

In the world of online marketing, oftentimes marketers forget this very basic concept. Think of it as painting pictures when selling. The idea…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 18, 2015 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Putting Showrooming In Perspective

As a husband and father to 5 daughters, the cartoon above is, at times, a pretty accurate description of my life. I’m sure all men in similar situations have found that couch or chair they inevitably get placed in while the females in their lives try on shoes, clothes or whatever they may…

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Added by David Metter on May 12, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Integration of its DMS with Lead Information Services' CRM and ILM Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – May 11th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Lead Information Services, LLC (LIS) a developer of internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Internet Lead Management (ILM) software, has fully and successfully integrated its solutions with Auto/Mate's dealership management system…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 11, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

This Sounds Crazy Coming From Me

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:

What is SOS? (It doesn't mean what you think!)
How much is it costing your business?
What can you do to avoid it?


Added by Paul Potratz on April 28, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Ranks Number One on Top Workplaces 2015 Report; Mike Esposito Honored with Special Leadership Award from the Times-Union

For Immediate Release

Albany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it ranked number one on the…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 27, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Automotive Internet Sales Managers, BDC Directors Are You Making OVER $150,000 per year…? WHY NOT!!!!


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Automotive Internet Sales Managers, BDC Directors Are You Making OVER $150,000 per year…? WHY NOT!!!!

Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 26, 2015 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Is Having Too Many Pictures A Bad Thing? Perhaps

It wasn’t too long ago that we saw most dealers’ VDP pages contain only a couple of pictures of a vehicle. As technology improved and made it easier and more efficient for dealers to take and upload more images, best practices quickly raised the standard for image quantity to 40 or more pictures. Now, however, a recent…

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Added by Brian Cox on April 24, 2015 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that has about 248 million active users as of 2014.  When using this program, people send short…

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Added by Jon Floyd on April 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Toyota Dealers Get Special Pricing For Internet Sales 20 Group 3 Day Workshop - New York - May 18-20


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Toyota Dealers Get Special Pricing For Internet Sales 20 Group 3 Day Workshop 

Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 21, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Best Lead Generation Practices for Dealerships

There are many auto dealerships that have since set up base in various parts of the world. All of these dealerships want to attract the attention of their customers. To be able to achieve this, most of them have decided to venture into the internet. They have websites…

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Added by Fred G. Slabine on April 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Live Video Walkarounds: Are they Worth the Effort?

While most forms of digital marketing offer some value to dealers, the one constant has – and always will be – the better your inventory merchandising, the higher your sales.

 

In the digital world, your merchandising takes place on your VDP Pages, making your VDP Pages one of (if not…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 13, 2015 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: "The Auto Dealer's Ten-Step Guide To Creating Customer Loyalty"

ALBANY, N.Y. – April 6th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the release of a free eBook titled "The Auto Dealer's Ten Step Guide to Creating Customer Loyalty: No Customer Loyalty Program Needed!" The eBook shares management and leadership principles proven to increase customer loyalty and generate higher profits, such as focusing on employee…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 6, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

Auto/Mate and DealerPeak Integrate DMS and CRM Solutions, Boosting Profits For Enterprise Dealer Groups

ALBANY, N.Y. – March 23rd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that DealerPeak, a leading provider of enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM), lead management and website solutions to auto retailers, has completed integration with Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System (DMS). Auto dealership groups using both Auto/Mate and DealerPeak…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 23, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments

Chevrolet Dealership – What to Look For to Select a Reliable One

Chevrolet is one of the most high-end and classy vehicles that has gained immense popularity worldwide since the time it was first introduced in the market. It is a cherished dream for many to drive around in the luxury and sophistication of a spectacular Chevrolet. Before you make a purchase however, you need to obtain some noteworthy information regarding the vehicle you dream of owing.



Here are some facts worth knowing before purchasing a Chevrolet…

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Added by Eastside Chevrolet Buick GMC on March 19, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

Top 3 In-Store Digital Shopping Myths Debunked

The new Google study reveals insight on the digital impact on in-store shopping. We all know that the growth of smartphones and access to online information has changed the way we shop in stores, but how is this actually affecting brick and mortar retail?

What they discovered:



Today's consumers are more informed than ever before. They want information throughout the shopping process, driving their use of…

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Added by Josh Knutson on March 17, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments

Auto/Mate's Dave Druzynski to Present "Social Media In Hiring And Employment" At Innovative Dealer Summit

ALBANY, N.Y. – March 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced that Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources at Auto/Mate, will present "Social Media in Hiring and Employment" at the upcoming Innovative Dealer Summit in Denver, CO on April 7th and 8th, 2015. In his presentation Druzynski will share the current laws and practices that impact a dealership's use of social media in the hiring process.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 16, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2015 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

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Take the How-To Challenge

Posted by Paul Potratz on May 22, 2015 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

There are over a million instructional videos online, and 70% of them contain "How To..." in the title. This week, Samantha explains why its so important to have instructional "How-To" videos on your website.

Also take the "How-To"…

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Good Failure and Bad Failure, Part II

Posted by Robin Cunnigham on May 21, 2015 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

failure and success

I recently wrote a blog for NCM, Up to Speed, titled: There is Good Failure and Bad Failure. That idea had been floating around in my…

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Why Technicians and Service Advisors Need Marriage Counseling

Posted by Richard Holland on May 21, 2015 at 8:45am 0 Comments

Life in the retail automotive industry is taxing. Managers and…

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The best celebrity weddings of 2014

Posted by Diyana on May 21, 2015 at 5:03am 0 Comments

Who doesn't get excited about organising their big day? Whether you spend years planning the event, or arrange everything in just a matter of weeks, every wedding is as unique as the bride and…

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